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Hour of Code Event is December 1st 
Our entire school will join people across the globe by participating in our 3rd school-wide Hour of Code event on December 1st. Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 4-8) is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper who was born on December 9, 1906. In order to generate enthusiasm about the event and computer science, the students are using activities on® to learn the beginnings of computer science. Each student in grades K-5 will receive an information about the event along with his/her login information. This link has a copy of the letter. If you would like to volunteer, please go to the PTA website for information related to volunteering Friday. Looking forward to another fabulous event. 

New Books have been added to the 
OverDrive Library Collection

Don't forget to check out Tokeneke's OverDrive collection to borrow eBooks and audiobooks. The new ebooks purchased will be sure to keep readers entertained. If you need information about using this new collection contact Ms. Choiniere, Tokeneke School's librarian. Information about logging in is available in this guide. Click here if you need information about the app.

Here is an interesting article regarding the benefits of listening to audiobooks. The author, Daniel Willingham, is a  Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. He has written numerous articles about education. In the past his research has included studying the brain with a focus on learning and memory.

Digital Citizenship
As part of the library program of study, students participate in lessons that connect the Tokeneke Kid's Code to digital citizenship. The activities and lesson plans were developed by the organization, Common Sense. "Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century." The goal of these lessons is to help students be Kind and Accepting, Honest and Responsible, Safe and Peaceful, Respectful to All, while working in a digital environment. You might find the information on the Common Sense site help. The link below will take you to the Parent Concerns page. From there you can access all that Common Sense has to offer.

"Our Mission." Common Sense, Common Sense Media,
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